What is the Relationship Between Food and Magic?

If you have read my first book, Penelope Parker: Witch in Training, you will have noticed a big focus on food. The reason for this is that magic takes energy, and to replace that enrgy, one needs another source of energy, which is food. In order to do their magic, the girls have been taught to imagine their feet rooting down into the earth, much like the roots of a tree. The energy is drawn up through the legs into the body, and that energy is put into whatever spell they are doing. Although they don’t use their own body’s energy, the act of doing a spell costs energy, which of course, must be replaced. Therefore, after a large magical spell, or before doing one, the body must be fueled, and the way that is done is through eating.

Of course, Hecate will eat at any time, which is why she is so plump!

About Susan McCaskill

Susan (or Sue, as she prefers to be called), was born in post war England, and lived there until the age of nine, when she and her mother emigrated to Canada. Her father died when she was nine, and left a huge impression on her. Both her parents encouraged her to read, and learn. She has always believed in fairies and elves, and probably always will, and as a child, she saw things many others didn't, and as a result she was thought to be a little strange.

Sue currently lives on beautiful Vancouver Island with her husband and three demanding cats.

Although she has been in Canada for so many years, she still misses the English and Welsh countryside, and because of this, her novel is based in the ancient, picturesque town of Betws-Y-Coed.

About herself, she says:

"I think I was born a writer, and got more confidence thanks to my grade five teacher, who was wonderful, and fostered my love for writing. I didn't write for almost 40 years, because of raising kids, life happenings, the usual drama. I started again sporadically ten years ago, and finished my first Mid Grade fantasy in 2013. Currently working on book 2.

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